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RG Snyman
RG Snyman
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Full nameRudolph Gerhardus Snyman
Date of birth (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 25)
Place of birthPotchefstroom, South Africa
Height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight117 kg (18.4 st; 258 lb)
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Munster
Youth career
2008-2014 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015-2016 Blue Bulls 23 (5)
2015-2019 Bulls 49 (10)
2017 Blue Bulls XV 1 (0)
2017-2020 Honda Heat 12 (25)
2020- Munster 1 (0)
Correct as of 22 August 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 South Africa Schools 3 (0)
2015 South Africa Under-20 5 (0)
2016 South Africa 'A' 2 (0)
2016 Springbok XV 1 (0)
2017 World XV 1 (0)
2018- South Africa 23 (5)
Correct as of 3 November 2019

Rudolph Gerhardus Snyman (born (1995-01-29)29 January 1995) is a South African professional rugby union player who currently plays for the South Africa national team and Irish province Munster in the Pro14.[1] His regular position is lock. He was one of the winning Springboks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Career

Youth

He represented the Blue Bulls since primary school level, when he played in the 2008 Under-13 Craven Week competition. He then represented them at the 2011 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in East London, where he scored a try in their match against Boland.[2]

He also represented them at the 2013 Under-18 Craven Week tournament in Polokwane, where he made three appearances. After the tournament, Snyman was selected in the South Africa Schools team that played three matches against European counterparts in August 2013; he started their matches against England,[3]France,[4] and Wales,[5] helping them to victories in all three matches.

After secondary school, he joined the Blue Bulls Academy and represented the Blue Bulls U19 side during the 2014 Under-19 Provincial Championship. He got of to a flying start for the U19s, scoring a try in their opening match of the season in a 29-17 victory over Eastern Province U19.[6] He eventually played in ten matches during the regular season, contributing one more try in their match against Free State U19[7] and helping them to finish top of the log to qualify to the semi-finals. He started both the semi-final - a 43-20 win against the Sharks U19[8] - and the final, which they lost 26-33 against the hosts Western Province U19 in Cape Town.[9]

2015-

In 2015, Snyman was included in the Bulls Super Rugby squad prior to the 2015 Super Rugby season[10] despite not having featured in any first class matches up to that point. However, he didn't get any game time and reverted to the Blue Bulls squad for the 2015 Vodacom Cup. He made his senior debut in the first match of that competition, a 37-13 victory over Gauteng rivals the Falcons in Kempton Park.[11] He also started their next three matches against the Leopards,[12]Golden Lions,[13] and Pumas.[14] In June 2015, he extended his contract at the Bulls until October 2017.[15]

After the 2019 Rugby World Cup, where Snyman was a member of the victorious South African team, he returned to Japanese Top League side Honda Heat. He joined Irish Pro14 side Munster, whose head coach is former Springboks forwards coach Johann van Graan. Though his two-year contract with province didn't commence until 1 July 2020, Snyman arrived in Ireland in May 2020 following the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 Top League, and completed two weeks of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16][17] Snyman made his debut for Munster in their 27-25 defeat against Leinster on 22 August 2020, though his first appearance for the province lasted only 7 minutes after he suffered a torn ACL during a lineout.[18][19][20]

South Africa under-20s

He was named in a 37-man training squad for the South Africa national under-20 rugby union team[21] and featured for them in a friendly match against a Varsity Cup Dream Team in April 2015.[22] Despite missing out on their two-match tour of Argentina,[23] he was named in the final squad for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship upon the team's return.[24] He started all three of their matches in Pool B of the competition; a 33-5 win against hosts Italy,[25] a 40-8 win against Samoa[26] and a 46-13 win over Australia[27] to help South Africa finish top of Pool B to qualify for the semi-finals with the best record pool stage of all the teams in the competition. Snyman started their semi-final match against England, but could not prevent them losing 20-28 to be eliminated from the competition by England for the second year in succession[28] and also started their third-place play-off match against France, helping South Africa to a 31-18 win to secure third place in the competition.[29]

South Africa 'A'

In 2016, Snyman was included in a South Africa 'A' squad that played a two-match series against a touring England Saxons team.[30] He came on as a replacement in their first match in Bloemfontein,[31] but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32-24 winners.[32] He then started the second match of the series, a 26-29 defeat to the Saxons in George.[33]

Toyota Industries Shuttles

Snyman joined Japanese Top Challenge League side Honda Heat for the 2017 Top Challenge League season.[34]

Senior South Africa

Snyman was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[35] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[36]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile - RG Snyman". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Blue Bulls 25-5 Boland". South African Rugby Union. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa 19-14 England". South African Rugby Union. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa 17-13 France". South African Rugby Union. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa 14-13 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Blue Bulls U19 29-17 EP Kings U19". South African Rugby Union. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Free State U19 25-50 Blue Bulls U19". South African Rugby Union. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Blue Bulls U19 43-20 Sharks U19". South African Rugby Union. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Western Province U19 33-26 Blue Bulls U19". South African Rugby Union. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Vodacom Bulls Team". Bulls. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Hino Valke 13-37 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Vodacom Blue Bulls 46-25 Leopards XV". South African Rugby Union. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Xerox Golden Lions 24-12 Vodacom Blue Bulls". South African Rugby Union. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Vodacom Blue Bulls 20-18 Steval Pumas". South African Rugby Union. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Vodacom Blue Bulls name Absa Currie Cup squad" (Press release). Bulls. 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Munster Sign De Allende, Gallagher And Snyman". Munster Rugby. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "De Allende completes isolation while Munster expect Snyman to arrive this month". The42. 19 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Report | Narrow Loss For Munster In Aviva". Munster Rugby. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later". The42. 24 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Snyman's cruciate ligament woe confirmed". Irish Examiner. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Junior Bok training squad confirmed". South African Rugby Union. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Varsity Cup XV 24-31 South Africa U/20". South African Rugby Union. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ "SARU names Junior Bok squad for Argentine tour". South African Rugby Union. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  24. ^ "Liebenberg to lead Junior Boks at U20 World Championship in Italy". South African Rugby Union. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Italy U20 5-33 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa U20 40-8 Samoa U20". South African Rugby Union. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa U20 46-13 Australia U20". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  28. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa U20 20-28 England U20". South African Rugby Union. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - France U20 18-31 South Africa U20". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  30. ^ "Ackermann to coach SA 'A' against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  31. ^ "Youth and experience for SA 'A' opener against Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2016. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  32. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa "A" 24-32 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  33. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - South Africa "A" 26-29 England Saxons". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  34. ^ "Two Bulls sign in Japan". SuperSport. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  35. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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